Church Planters

How can we help you serve your local church?

Theology & Apologetics

Explore Biblical theology, systematic theology and historical theology for the equipping of the church.

Biblical Preaching Lab

Harness communication and the task of biblical exegesis under skilled and anointed teachers of the scriptures.

Leadership Internships

Plan and conduct a variety of church services and ceremonies in the local church. Explore online internship sites here.

Manage Resources

Learn how to steward financial, technological, and human resources of the local church.

Pastoral Leadership

Develop ministerial ethics, understanding and reaching the community, intercultural communication, and church health.

Accelerated Graduate Program Opportunity

Upon formal admittance to the Harrison Graduate School, 36 credits can apply towards a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MOL).


People just like you have gone into full time ministry by pursuing church leadership

Specialize in the following: Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Global Compassion Leadership, Pastoral Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Worship Ministry, Youth and Student Ministry, Children and Family Ministries, Media Ministry and General Ministries

Join the #1 university in Texas for best theology and religious degrees.

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“The Lord used my time at SAGU as a continued prepping and training season for the calling that he placed in my life as a teenager.  One of the most impactful things during my time at Southwestern was the people.”

Luke S.

Students Pastor at The Power Place Church

“My time at SAGU not only prepared me but it also connected me to like-minded people. I now have people who encourage me to keep pursuing the calling God gave me even after earning my bachelors in Church Leadership.”


Natalie S.

Children’s Pastor, Trinity Church Waxahachie

“The foundation of a SAGU education gave me the tools I needed to become a proactive and compassionate leader while handling the challenges of Youth Ministry. My SAGU friendships still influence me today, pushing me to pursue my calling while guiding the next generation.”


Daytrian H. 

Student Pastor, Victory Family Church

As Christians, we are called to love God and love others. SAGU’s Church Leadership program equips Christians with practical tools and ten specializations to serve the local church according to their Holy Spirit-given gifts.

-Dr. Clancy Hayes

Dean, College of Bible and Church Ministries

Are you seeking an online church leadership degree?

Called to serve the church? If you have a high school diploma and ready grow in the work of ministry, apply here.

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